Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World (Paperback)

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Does rapid population growth diminish countries' economic development prospects? Do policies aimed at reducing high fertility help families escape poverty? These questions have been at the heart of policy debates since the time of Malthus, and have been particularly heated during the last half-century of explosive Third World population growth. In this carefully constructed collection of recent studies and analyses, the authors offer a nuanced, yet clear and positive answer to these questions---a refreshing step forward from the ambiguous conclusions of much of the literature of the 1970s and 1980s.

About the Author


Nancy Birdsall is Senior Associate and Director, Economic Reform Project, Global Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Allen C. Kelley is James B. Duke Professor of Economics, Duke University. Steven Sinding is Director, Population Sciences Division, Rockefeller Foundation.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199261864
ISBN-10: 0199261865
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2003
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Demographic Change